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Not quite rising from the Ashes
Not quite rising from the Ashes

Chris Douglas reviews Rising from the Ashes by Graham Thorpe

“I played my best when it was backs against the wall”
“I played my best when it was backs against the wall”

Steve Waugh has been out of Test cricket for two years but the questions keep coming

Ten controversial dismissals
Ten controversial dismissals

Following the controversial dismissal of Inzamam-ul-Haq today, Will Luke and Martin Williamson look at ten decisions which have irked and provoked players and public alike

Fatal finger nails Lara again
Fatal finger nails Lara again

Brian Lara is having a terrible tour of Australia and his disastrous plight is not being helped by the umpiring

Not such a graveyard for fast bowlers
Not such a graveyard for fast bowlers

A lowdown on Faisalabad, the venue of the second Test between Pakistan and England

Third-umpire gaffe
Third-umpire gaffe

The third-umpire gaffe while ruling on Andrew Symonds's run-out

Having England's batsmen in a spin
Having England's batsmen in a spin

How Danish Kaneria demolished England

A good venue for spin
A good venue for spin

Hobart has been a good ground for Australia, who have never lost a Test here

'I get wickets quicker now' - Warne
'I get wickets quicker now' - Warne

Peter English listens as Warne talks about his game

Red-hot South Africans have a point to prove
Red-hot South Africans have a point to prove

Though South Africa haven't lost a match in 19 ODIs, their record against India in India is quite ordinary

The young and the old, and Boucher's shirt
The young and the old, and Boucher's shirt

The regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

Out-thought and outplayed
Out-thought and outplayed

Sri Lanka have been out-thought and then outplayed by India and the stats tell the tale

Sri Lanka facing unknown territory
Sri Lanka facing unknown territory

With the bold axing of Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket finds itself in uncharted territory. Charlie Austin investigates

Two bites of the cherry
Two bites of the cherry

With England's cricket team suddenly fashionable again, their tour of Pakistan offers a chance to assess how far the growing Asian population in the UK have been integrated into British society and what role cricket plays in this

Trial by spin
Trial by spin

Slow tracks, knee-high balls, a steady diet of spin - these are some of the conditions England will probably have to conquer to walk away with their second consecutive series victory in Pakistan

Glossing over the gasholder
Glossing over the gasholder

Will Luke reviews The Oval: Reflections by David Norrie

Dhoni's epic innings, and a Melbourne triple
Dhoni's epic innings, and a Melbourne triple

The regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

A shot in the arm
A shot in the arm

Sunday's win for Sri Lanka came too late for this series but a turnaround was utterly essential before December's Test series

'West Indies cricket is my life'
'West Indies cricket is my life'

To seek enlightenment from West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul, one must learn to interpret silence, action, body language and history

Astle the matchwinner
Astle the matchwinner

More than anything else, Astle has been a matchwinner for New Zealand: he averages 55.46 in victories, and just 21.60 in defeats